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Learning Toolbox: Engage in activities about the science of coronavirus and explore our online resources for learning at home.
Science of Water: Food Explore water's crucial role in food and cooking.
Browse our growing online collection of hands-on exhibits.
Global Climate Change Explorer • Discover how researchers study climate change and examine the latest scientific data.
Low-cost, teacher-tested activities for the classroom and the curious.
Wired Pier Environmental Field Station • Explore weather, air quality, and water conditions from San Francisco Bay
Dive into websites, activities, apps, and more.
Learn about scale and structure with eight great activities designed for the elementary classroom.
Open your eyes to "She Blinded Me With Science."
Introduce students to unique life science activities that let them work with our research-quality microscopic images and videos.
Join us for an interview with musician and composer Dan Deacon.
Download desktop wallpaper for your computer.
Why is baseball so popular in Japan?
Most people abhor the sound of their own recorded voice. So what are these recording devices doing to our voices to make them sound so awful?
by • June 19, 2015
Start your weekend with some of the top science news of the week.
Can a gum wrapper have a story? Discover just how important and meaningful an object can be.
Listen to bird songs and try to figure out which are songs, which are companion calls, and which are alarms.
by Eileen Campbell • February 15, 2017
Winter rains muddy the waters in the Bay.
At Black Sand, see the shape of an invisible magnetic field.
See how our location over San Francisco Bay helps save energy.
Scientists dig under the surface for clues to past climate
The Exploratorium wasn't built in a day—watch it go up in a minute.
Gather and compare real data about sunspots and solar x-ray activity.
Discover how researchers study climate change and examine the latest scientific data.
Is it just a glorified plank with roller skate wheels on it? Or is it a highly engineered device through which kids have reclaimed the urban landscape, bringing creativity and style back to the sterile asphalt spaces of sprawl?
Open a celestial and technological time capsule—watch this eclipse webcast.
Why do you do what you do?
The common ground between pickles, cheese, bread, wine, and many other foods.
Relive the March 2016 total solar eclipse in Micronesia here.
Make an observatory to see the amazing colors in bubbles!
Do you have a staring problem?
Listen to music created from data from the 2016 eclipse.
Explore the colorful past of the transition metal chromium.
Your thumb and index finger can help you test a steak's degree of doneness.
The Science of Hockey takes you inside the sport and explains the science behind the world's fastest game. The site contains RealVideo interviews with scientists and NHL players and coaches.
Enjoy the cloudscape of China's Weizi Gorge.
Your worn shoe soles reveal whether your feet roll excessively from side to side as you walk.
Realtime data, more about earthquake dynamics, and loads of other information.
Experience A.J. Racy's compositions exploring ancient forms from Middle Eastern culture.
In September 2004, the Exploratorium covered a conference in the Galapagos Islands, organized by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, that considered the implications of El Niño forecasting.
Just how much fat is in ground beef? You may be surprised.
Stand outside on a sunny day with a watch in your hand, and you can tell which way is north.
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
The Instruments Aboard the Mars Exploration Rover
Does the sun rise in the east? Not exactly.
The Exploratorium is taking it outside to explore natural and human-made phenomena in and around San Francisco. Look for new episodes twice each month.
Find your rhythm—or bring to life the music in your head.
Find out what it takes to monitor climate change.
Help prepare for sea level rise by documenting King Tides.
Follow the process of designing and casting our new bell.
One man's journey into blindness
Explore the deadly beautiful world of carnivorous plants.
These tricky pictures shift and change as you look at them.
Download a PDF file with step-by-step instructions for doing your own cow's eye dissection.
Take a look at Mars rocks with the Curiosity rover.
Meet a kinetic sculptor.
Watch contemporary musicians and sound artists perform and discuss their work.
by Sebastian • August 16, 2019
Explore the ideas behind Science of Sharing with these Activities.
anatomy of a skateboard, skateboard tricks, types of skateboarding, physics glossary.
Hear audio clips of the ambient sounds of the rain forest at night near Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
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